The Social Amelioration Program (SAP) for workers in the Sugar Industry and Social Amelioration and Welfare Program (SAWP) for workers in the Biofuel Industry intend to improve the workers’ lives through the provision of services like cash bonus distribution, maternity, and death benefit assistance, training and education, livelihood, and emergency assistance, as well as social protection and other welfare benefits.
As the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) strengthens its policies on the sustainable livelihood for vulnerable and marginalized workers, the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) saw the need to equip its staff, and other regional offices, bureaus, and services, with skills and knowledge that intensifies the information drive for BWSC programs and services.
The Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) acknowledges the need to mainstream the Department of Labor and Employment’s policies and programs to be more inclusive of persons with disabilities.
As the country celebrates the 44th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reiterates its commitment to persons with disabilities by providing them with programs and policies that cater to their needs.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), as Chair of the Sugar Tripartite Council (STC), sets new amounts for maternity and death benefit claims of sugar workers under the Sugar Workers’ Maternity and Death Benefit Program (SWMDBP).